So, the tour is nicely underway here…yesterday we left Toronto and were plagued by ruthless traffic and construction and finally made it to Ottawa just in time to load in to Cafe Paradiso, a fine little venue in Ottawa’s pleasant and very relaxed downtown. They served us a fantastic meal and we even had time to take a walk down the street to the Parlaiment buildings!
We had a nice gig, it was much more subdued than our raucous Rex set, and made for an interesting contrast. One of the nice things about the scheduling on this tour is the wide variety of venue size and type, and the various ways we adapt to the circumstances.
The weather so far has been exemplary, perfectly warm and sunny, and Ottawa was especially beautiful. Here’s a few pics (including some of the full band, for a change). Today we’re moving along to Montreal for a nice day off and then a gig tomorrow night before we begin our epic trek westward!